Prerequisites for owning an Akita
The Akita is very hard to provoke, and as such is not suited as a security dog.
These days, the breed is mainly kept as a family pet, as companion, or domestic guard dog. Although they are not easy to train, the Akita is a very versatile breed. They have been used variously as hunting dogs, guide dogs for the blind (“seeing-eye” dogs), rescue dogs, and working animals.
Even today, the breed is used on Hokkaido as a working and hunting dog. His hunting credits include fowl as well as larger game, including bears. He has even been used occasionally as a sled dog, although his gentle nature and dominant character distinguish him from other sled breeds.